Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): U8 technical training 2

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Graham Maclean, Adult Member

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Graham Maclean
Name: Graham Maclean
City: Virginia
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 1 - hot potato

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Activity 1 - hot potato (15 mins)

A 20Wx30L yard grid divided into four areas. Place at least two players in each area with a soccer ball. Players will be passing and moving within their area. When the coach says “HOT POTATO” the players in each grid will pass their soccer ball clockwise to the other grid.

Variation: have a group of 3 in each area

Coaching Points/Questions:

Are all of the players engaged in the activity?

If not how do you get that to happen?

Player Challenges:

Am I able to pass the ball to my teammate?

Can I control the ball when I get it?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 2 - paint the field

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Activity 2 - paint the field (15 mins)

Paint the Field- Passing:

In pairs, players will pass the soccer ball back and forth in a grid. Explain to the players that their soccer ball is a paint brush and wherever it rolls it will paint a line in their favorite color. Their task to pass (kick) the soccer ball to paint as much of the grid as possible in the allotted time.

Version 2: Tell the players to use their other foot

Coaching Points/Questions:

Where are the players moving together to paint the field?

What unorthodox ways are the players using to paint the field?

Player Challenges:

Am I following my partner?

Am I helping my partner paint the field?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 3 - 4 Corner 3v3 Dribbling to End Zones

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Activity 3 - 4 Corner 3v3 Dribbling to End Zones (15 mins)

4 Corner 3v3 Dribbling to End Zones:

In 20Wx30L yard grid with an end zone at each end, players of the same team are placed by the corner cones of the End Zone they are defending. Place there cones behind each end zone, place two players of the same team by each cone. The coach is standing outside the middle with all the balls. The game starts when the coach serves the ball into the field. One player from each cone comes out to play 3v3. The game is over when one team scores by dribbling the ball into the end zone. If the ball goes out of bounds. Players need to get out of the field quickly and get back in line.

Coaching Points/Questions:

When are the players taking chances to get by a defender and score a goal?

Why is it good to improvise?

When is it better to play simple?

Player Challenges:

Am I ready when the ball is played onto the field?

Did I score a goal by:

Dribbling?

Passing to a teammate?

Shooting?


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 4 - 4 Corner 3v3 to 4 Goals

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Activity 4 - 4 Corner 3v3 to 4 Goals (15 mins)

4 Corner 3v3 to 4 Goals:

In a 20Wx30L yard grid with an end zone at each end, players of the same team are placed by the corner cones of the End Zone they are defending. The coach is standing outside the middle with all the balls. The game starts when the coach serves the ball into the field. One player from each corner comes out to play 3v3. The game is over when one team scores in any of the two goals they are attacking or the ball goes out of bounds. Players need to get off of the field quickly and get back to their cones


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): game - 5v5

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game - 5v5 (15 mins)

5v5 game

2 fields if needed


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